According to an estimate of CBRE China accounted for almost 60% of Asian Outbound Investment in H1 2016, or $16.1 Bln, mostly in the US and hospitality business.

Asian capital remained active in overseas markets in H1 2016. Chinese groups were particularly lively, accounting for around 60% of total outbound investment, led by insurance firms.

The Americas continued to attract the largest share of Asian outbound investment. New York overtook London as the top city destination for Asian capital.

The period saw strong cross-border investment within Asia as investors sought to diversify domestic market risks and achieve higher returns.

Experienced investors are increasingly exploring alternative sectors such as student housing. Hospitality assets are also receiving stronger interest.

More investors are purchasing portfolios. Five of the top ten Asian outbound transactions in H1 2016 were portfolio deals.

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